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Milwaukee - New York Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 25 intercity buses per day from Milwaukee to New York. Traveling by bus from Milwaukee to New York usually takes around 32 hours and 19 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in 24 hours and 5 minutes.

Distance732 mi (1178 km)
Shortest duration24h 5m
Cheapest price$68.97
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
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How much is a bus ticket from Milwaukee to New York?

Bus tickets for a trip from Milwaukee to New York cost $103.00 on average. Bus tickets on this route can be a bit expensive due to the length of the trip. But even with a higher price tag, taking the bus is often more affordable than flying to New York. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Average prices by travel date

$240$160$80JunJun

Over the next four weeks, the average price of bus tickets from Milwaukee to New York is expected to be between $98 and $235. The cheapest day to travel in the next month is June 24, 2024, when tickets are available for June 24, 2024. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next week start at just $98.

Monthly average prices

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Taking the bus from Milwaukee to New York is usually cheapest in April, when the average ticket price is only $168. If you're planning to take the bus from Milwaukee to New York during November, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $252. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

Prices as travel date approaches

$325$260$195$130$653020100

To save money on bus tickets, buy them as early as possible. Bus carriers usually charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel. Book your ticket at least 21 days in advance to save up to $178.61.

What bus companies travel from Milwaukee to New York?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Milwaukee to New York. FlixBus US connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US251d 8h 20m$188.38
  • FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment. On average, FlixBus US operates 25 trips per day from Milwaukee to New York, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 32 hours and 19 minutes to cover the 732 miles from Milwaukee to New York. However, the fastest bus only takes 24 hours and 5 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to New York at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

The first bus leaves at 9:00am and the last bus leaves at 4:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Milwaukee to New York, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 25 scheduled buses that travel from Milwaukee to New York every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so no matter which bus you take, you will have to transfer buses at least once during your journey.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Milwaukee to New York; ticket prices start at $94.00.

City Information

Milwaukee

Nestling on the banks of the great Lake Michigan, Milwaukee has some of the most scenic views around, making it every photographer’s perfect destination. Boasting 85 miles of scenic waterfront bike lanes, Milwaukee is the perfect spot to ride a bike and enjoy the sunset together with your friends. It is also the home of the Harley Davidson Museum, a vast waterfront gallery that offers 11 permanent exhibitions. The museum features not only bikes but also special items such as a whole engine room, making it a must-visit spot for bike enthusiasts. If you are not interested in bikes, the Basilica of St. Josaphat, which is modeled after St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican, offers many wondrous shots.

Milwaukee’s famous German bratwursts are a must-try for all visitors, and the best place to enjoy this dish is Usinger’s. Other similar establishments include Mader’s and Milwaukee Public Market. For authentic American eats, Leon's Frozen Custard Drive-In offers amazing sloppy-joe burgers.

The Milwaukee Intermodal Station is the city’s main transportation hub. Visitors can catch both buses and trains at this location. The city is served by two airports. The Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport on the southern edge of the city handles commercial flights, while the Lawrence J. Timmerman Airport in the northwest handles private flights.

New York

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New York is one of the most exciting cities in the world for a reason – it offers numerous opportunities for a great time to visitors of all ages and interests. For the culturally inclined travelers, the city boasts a unique collection of world-famous museums, as well as the chance to see the best plays and musicals that Broadway has to offer, or check out the latest production at the Metropolitan Opera. If sightseeing is your cardio, NYC is the place to be – just by walking around town, you can visit such iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Times Square. Or hop on a ferry to Ellis Island to meet the Statue of Liberty up-close and personal.

NYC’s five boroughs feature more than 1,700 parks, including the gorgeous Central Park, making it one of the best cities for outdoor activities in the country. As for the nightlife, there’s no argument that New York City is the biggest party hub in the U.S.

With three major bus and train stations in Manhattan alone – Port Authority, Grand Central & Penn Station – and three nearby airports, NYC is one of the predominant travel hubs in the world. If you are ever looking to get out of town, NYC is centrally connected throughout the state and region, you can easily hop on a train to Albany to go explore upstate New York.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Milwaukee?

Main departure station: Mitchell Airport - 5300 S Howell Ave

Milwaukee has two bus stations with service to New York.

All bus stations in Milwaukee:

  • Mitchell Airport - 5300 S Howell Ave

  • Milwaukee (Downtown)

Where does the bus arrive in New York?

New York Midtown (31st St & 8th Ave) Bus stop - NYCGOB2-0

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Main arrival station: 300-310 W 31 St (SW Corner of 31st & 8th Ave)

Buses arrive in New York at 6 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

All bus stations in New York:

  • 300-310 W 31 St (SW Corner of 31st & 8th Ave)

  • 7-11 - Jd Foods

  • Chinatown - 28 Allen St (eastside b/w Hester and Canal St)

  • Port Authority - 301 W 41st St

  • GW Bridge Bus Station

  • 47 Chrystie St

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